MUMBAI: Aston Martin Mumbai is presenting the all-new DB11 for the first time in India with an exclusive road show across the country. Automotive enthusiasts and luxury connoisseurs will have the chance to experience first-hand, the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline, showcased in Pune from 10th-11th Oct, Goa on 13th Oct, Bangalore from 16th-17th Oct, Chennai from 19th-20th Oct and lastly Hyderabad from 23rd-24th Oct. The DB11 was showcased in Mumbai on the 8th and 9th of October 2016. The unveiling of the DB11 at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year marked a new chapter in Aston Martin’s history.
The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition – and has made waves across the industry since its worldwide preview. The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andy Palmer said, “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world. DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that DB11 combines both exceptional design and the latest technology throughout. A brand new bonded aluminium platform, clever aerodynamics, a new characterful twin-turbo V12 and class-leading infotainment systems are just a few aspects which make this the sports car that will proudly spearhead Aston Martin’s second century plan.”
Commenting on the launch of the Aston Martin DB11 in India, Mr. Lalit Choudary, Managing Director, Infinity Cars said, “The Aston Martin DB11 is a fine balance of beauty and performance; it is not just a new Aston Martin, but a revolutionary force that marks the beginning of a whole new chapter at the company. With superior design aesthetics matched with pioneering technology and innovative aerodynamics, the DB11 is also the most powerful Aston to wear a DB badge. We at Aston Martin Mumbai are proud to showcase this powerhouse to our discerning clientele in India.” Heralding a new design era for Aston Martin, DB11 is the latest landmark in a remarkable aesthetic journey; one that gave us icons such as the DB2/4, DB5 and, most recently, the DB10 developed specifically for James Bond.
DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with a series of fresh design signatures. Foremost amongst these is the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille. The profile is equally dramatic, thanks to the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The clean lines continue at the rear, with a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights to create a new and unmistakable graphic. Innovative aerodynamics play their part in this aesthetic revolution with clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork aiding stability while preserving the DB11′s uncluttered surfaces.
Front-end lift is reduced by the gill-like curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned side-strake. Meanwhile, rear-end lift is reduced by the Aston Martin AeroBlade[TM]; a virtual spoiler fed by discreet air intakes located at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork, before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid. Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the DB11′s heart is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house, this new engine develops 608PS (600BHP) and 700Nm of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever.
Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology that potency is matched by greatly improved efficiency. To exploit the advantages of its new body structure and harness the immense performance of the new twin-turbo V12 engine, the DB11′s chassis, suspension, steering and electronics have been re-imagined and key new technologies embraced. Multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus – progressively intensify the response of the engine, 8-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking while increasing the firmness of the adaptive damping for a greater sense of agility.
The result is a driving experience that combines exemplary ride comfort and true sports car agility, for an extraordinary breadth of dynamic capability. As a true 21st century Aston Martin the DB11 combines the very latest technology developed in conjunction with technical partner, Daimler, with the finest quality and hand craftsmanship. Using a full-colour 12″ TFT LCD display, the all-new instrument cluster presents primary vehicle information with absolute clarity, while a second, centrally-mounted 8″ TFT screen is dedicated to infotainment. Controlled via an intuitive rotary control, with an optional touchpad offering character recognition, multi-touch and gesture support, the new satellite navigation and audio system have never been more effective, sounded better or been easier to operate.
A newly implemented auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera helps provide safe manoeuvring at slow speeds and is also operated via the car’s infotainment system. With wider door apertures, significantly increased occupant space – especially head and legroom in the rear – fully integrated rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment large enough to accommodate two large holdalls plus carry-on baggage, the DB11 is a genuine Grand Tourer. Thanks to an inspiring palette of colours and a vast array of detailing options, its interior can be perfectly in-tune with your unique personal style. From calming, carefully co-ordinated tones to sharp contrasts in hue and texture, your choices are virtually limitless. Nexus quilting and celestial perforation add layers of beautiful complexity and intrigue, while ornate leatherwork, such as intricate brogue detailing, creates areas of visual and tactile delight.
Dr. Andy Palmer said, “This is not only the most important car that Aston Martin has launched in recent history, but also in its 103-year existence. The DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin once again as a leading brand in the luxury automotive market.” First deliveries of the DB11 car are scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016. Further information and pics available via http://www.Astonmartin.Com or http://www.Astonmartin.Com/media About Aston Martin: A fiercely independent spirit and a rich and prestigious history defines Aston Martin as truly unique in the automotive world. Our incredible story starts on 15th January 1913 when founders Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin created Bamford and Martin Ltd, working from a humble workshop on Henniker Mews in London.
Their vision for cars with impeccable design and supreme performance captivated the public’s imagination and still commands the same emotive fascination over 100 years later. In 1914, the name Aston Martin was adopted. Fittingly, this decision was inspired by Lionel’s success at the Aston Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire. Competition has always been in our blood. Since those pioneering days, Aston Martin has become an iconic brand synonymous with hand-crafted luxury, peerless beauty, incredible performance and international motorsport glory. The very essence of Aston Martin is something you feel each time you look at one of our cars. It sweeps over you on every unforgettable drive. Powerful, exhilarating and precise yet timelessly elegant and sophisticated; our cars blend iconic design, exceptional engineering and unrivalled craftsmanship to create an unforgettable, emotional experience. Each car is the essence of Power, Beauty and Soul.